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Talisman
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Anchor Chain

When I use my windlass it accumulates chain in a pile right under the chute that eventually gets too high stopping windlass operation.  I constantly have to monitor and push away the chain accumulation so it can continue to function.  Anyone else with this problem and how do you fix it.

Enrique
Talisman
1998 36 MK2 Hull #1673
Tall Rig Wing Keel
M35BC engine
Old Saybrook, CT Summer
South Glastonbury, CT Winter
 

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Enrique
Talisman
1998 36 MK2 Hull #1673
Tall Rig Wing Keel
M35BC engine
Old Saybrook, CT Summer
South Glastonbury, CT Winter
 
knotdoneyet
Last seen: 2 days 9 hours ago
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Posts: 239

No, not even close and I have 150’ 8 plait and 100’ chain - which is a lot.  The 8 plait lays down very nicely.

Is your locker split for two rodes?

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2000 C36 MKII 1825

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Parsons
Last seen: 21 hours 46 min ago
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I still have the chain / rope combination that the boat came with, so no issues personally.  I have heard that a traffic cone suitably placed in the center of the chain locker under the normal fall position (which may require some trimming of the bottom of the cone) allows the chain to spread out better and avoid the piling issue you described.  Have not seen it personally, but might be worth $20 to try that solution.

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John Parsons
"Water Music" 1999 Catalina 36 Mk II - Hull 1771
Tall Rig, Fin Keel
Bay City, MI, USA
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Haro
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Yes, I have that same problem, but have no solution yet.
If someone has an idea please post photos.

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Sail La Vie 1999 Catalina 36 MKII, M35B-17031, Coyote Point, San Mateo
two-rocks
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Had this problem on my last boat. Have 100ft chain and 250ft rope. What I did before (and might do again) is coil some of the rope and suspend it around the upper front of the anchor locker. Easy to release if the extra line is needed, but effectively allows a longer drop for the chain into the locker. The shallow anchorages rarely need much more than just the chain.

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